Digital Mobile Radio Explained
By Andrew Barron, ZL3DW
As many will have already discovered, getting started in Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) can be tricky. This book from well-known author Andrew Barron, ZL3DW provides his usual practical approach to the subject. He provides the information you need to get started with this exciting digital voice technology. Before you know it, you will be able to talk with amateur radio operators all over the world.
The Work the World with DMR practical approach explains the steps that you need to follow to make your new DMR radio work on your local repeater or hotspot, and for worldwide contacts. Amateur Radio DMR is not as simple as entering a couple of frequencies and setting a CTCSS tone the way you would for an FM radio. So, you can expect a steep learning curve but of course that's where this book will be the most helpful. You will discover lots of new terms including dashboards, zones, receive groups, colour codes, code plugs, hotspots, Parrot, talk groups, and time slots. Also, acronyms like MMDVM, CPS, IPSC2, DMR-MARC, TGIF, and DMR+. MMDVM (multi-mode digital voice modem) 'hotspots' are very popular accessories and there is information here about their uses and configuration. You will also find coverage of duplex hotspots and the perhaps more familiar simplex hotspots, including a section on how to assemble a hotspot from a kit, a Raspberry Pi, and an SD card. There is even step by step instructions for configuring the Pi-Star hotspot operating system.
For anyone interested in DMR or simply looking to expand their knowledge, Work the World with DMR will help you to become familiar with the complex terminology used by the DMR crowd, purchase and program a DMR radio, and make your first few calls, configure and use a DMR hotspot, use DMR repeaters, talk groups and much more besides.
Size 176x240mm, 224 Pages ISBN: 9781913995188